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Lake House with 150' of Winnipesaukee Waterfront, Sand Bar, Very Private

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Sunrise at the Cottage on the Bay! (South dockside)


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 Bedrooms + Futon, Sleeps 10, 1.5 Baths, Beach and Dock on Lake Winnipesaukee

## Cottage on the Bay ##
| Completely Rebuilt New Bathroom! See the new pictures!
| Summer 2016 Availability in August and September, check calendar
| Take advantage of our Labor Day Week Special for $2600!

Waterfront home was built on one of the premier lots in Alton Bay around 1902 and has been owned by the same family since 1918.

Looking for Peace and Quiet? This house is very private and quiet as the rear of the property is 4 acres of woods. The property itself is 4.5 acres total.

Boater? Bring your boat and park your trailer in the driveway, or rent a boat from one of the many Marinas around the lake. Park it on the dock on property for your stay. Take the Canoe on site out for a nice ride if you'd like.

Looking for Adventure? Bring an ATV or rent one to try out the many long trails around the lake. Travel a short distance to Weirs Beach or Alton Bay by land or water and have a blast with numerous attractions and come home and relax on the porch.

Have Young Kids who love to swim? Bring them down to the beach on property. The shore is very sandy and the sand bar extends 150 yards from shore and allows for a large, sandy, shallow swimming area.

============== House Details ==============

The house has been modernized, but still retains the old cottage feel. It has a screened in porch facing the water on the west side of Alton Bay which affords excellent views of Lake Winnipesaukee and plentiful morning sun.

The private driveway places this house over 800 feet from the highway through woods. There is an abundance of parking next to the house on the same level as the main floor, and the main floor is accessed by a single six inch step.

On the main (first floor) there is a bedroom in the back with a twin bed and a twin-over-full bunk bed. The completely rebuilt full bath is located on the first floor and now includes the washer. The second floor has a half bath and three bedrooms, all with queen beds.

The house is fully furnished. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances, dishes, silverware and place settings for 10+ persons. Please note that renters must provide their own bed linens and towels.

The beach is located about 40 feet from the house via a concrete and stone stair way. (Vertical distance is about 20 feet.)

The boathouse has two outside docks available to the tenant which will accommodate up to 26-30' boats. The North dock has a depth of 2-2.5' while the South dock has a depth of closer to 3-4'. The sandy beach opens onto a shallow sand bar which extends for 100 feet into the lake with a depth of about 4-6 feet. This is an excellent and safe place for young children to swim in shallow water, but be slow and cautious with boats.

In 2015 the full bath on the first floor was completely rebuilt and enlarged. In 2014 this house was equipped with a brand new dishwasher and new toilets and in 2007 was equipped with all new appliances including a new Clothes washer, New refrigerator, and ceramic top electric range.

The cabin contains a propane-fueled baseboard heating system and instant hot water supply.

For rainy day entertainment there is a 50' Plasma TV in the living room with Hulu+, Netflix, HBO, Amazon Streaming, Limited Local Channels and more.


DISCOUNTS Offered for:
-Early Booking
-Consecutive Weeks
-Referrals (both parties)
-Repeat Customers

All rentals require a $1000 refundable security deposit(cashiers check or eCheck) at booking.

Owner prefers contact by email, please use convenient form on this page.

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome:

    Water is waist high (3-5') 100 feet from shore....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted on deck only, must take refuse inside to dispose of it safely....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome! Please notify the owner in advance. Note: There is a $50.00 fee per pet for the length of your stay....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master: 1 queen

    Largest room, well shaded in AM...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon in living room...moreless

  • Upstairs Lakeside Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Overlooks the lake and gets lots of sun in the AM...moreless

  • Upstairs Lakeside Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Overlooks the lake and gets lots of sun in the AM...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    large bedroom with a Twin bed and a Twin over Full bunk bed...moreless

  • - 3 Queen Size Beds located on second floor - 2 Twin and 1 Full Size Beds located in downstairs bedroom - 1 Futon (equivalent to a Full Size mattress) located in the living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Half Bathroom located on second floor....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Bathroom was completely rebuilt in 2015....moreless

  • Full Bath on first floor, Half on second floor.

Other Amenities

  • No linens provided, renters responsible for cleaning up after themselves. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Large libraries all around the cottage....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    2 Disc players, a Blu-Ray player on the main TV, and a DVD player in the downstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Games:

    Assorted Wii games and board games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV over the Internet plus: HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Instant Streaming all in HD with plenty of bandwidth to spare....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Television receiver has an AUX jack for portable devices....moreless

  • Television:

    Live streaming TV with multiple channels....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Downstairs bedroom has a Wii with a few games, Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, etc....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small shelf of DVDs....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Right on the waterfront...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    150 feet of private natural sandy beach...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Alton Bay is protected from high waves...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    A unique and special private sandy beach with a dock for boats...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    The property is 4.5 acres...moreless

  • Water View:

    Two bedrooms and the entire living room all overlook the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Layout is open concept. Dining Area overlooks living room and the lake. New expandable table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard hot water heat on first floor with programmable thermostat. Space heaters on second floor if needed....moreless

  • Internet:

    Fiber Optic Internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Only blankets and mattress covers, no sheets or pillowcases. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seats 9-10 people comfortably. 50' Plasma TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of available parking. I have had 8-10 cars parked at one point....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of space for cars and boat trailers....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Very large, flat parking area....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land Line for local calls only. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint mobile service all work very well on site....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Reaches to the beach....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Indoor and outdoor. Supply your own wood....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Maker and Grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All day-to-day cooking utensils supplied....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, forks, spoons, knives, tupperware. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new dishwasher, detergent is supplied....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with ceramic topped stove, microwave, toaster, electric pancake griddle, water heater, coffee maker, crock pot, assorted cooking utensils, pots & pans, and a wide counter. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Small Microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Electric, temperature accurate....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Limited Spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Modern Appliance with bottom drawer freezer and ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric, ceramic cook top....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice Toaster. Additional Toaster Oven....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Rear Deck....moreless

  • Boat:

    Powerboat Rentals nearby from $1450 / week, or daily. contact seller for recommendations....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The screened-in porch surrounds 2 sides of the house and faces the lake. Eating breakfast on the porch is one of the great features of this home....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe on site for your use with paddles and life jackets...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Side lawn has a raised fire pit. Plenty of room for the numerous patio chairs provided to enjoy the outside view of the lake. Small garden path winds down to the lake....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large 4-burner propane grill....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer Special
Jun 3 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
Jun 25 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000


Renters are required to give a $1000 Security deposit at the time of booking in order to reserve dates. This is refundable in full when you have checked out and the property is clean and has no damage. In the case of a dirty home or anything broken the deposit will be held by the owner until repairs can be made and costs will be taken from the security deposit for cleaning and/or repairs before returning the remaining balance to the renter. The Pet fee is per pet for the duration of your stay regardless of how many weeks you book.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mount Washington
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 93
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Alton Bay, Alton, NH, USA
Nearest Beach
On Site

Car: Necessary

Located minutes from historic Alton Bay, a hub of activity for Lake Winnipesaukee. Reachable by boat or car, you can play mini-golf, go to a roller-rink, get ice cream, and get on the Mount Washington. Plus find numerous dining and shopping options. Or travel 15 min to Weirs Beach or Laconia, also either by car or boat, for numerous options including old fashioned arcades, go-karts, and even a drive-in movie theater.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1918

About the owner: I am the fifth generation owner, having inherited this family property from my father, Peter Burleigh, when he passed away in October 2013. I grew up coming to the cottage for lake related activities, and am now a Corporate Educator in the Boston Area. I intend to keep the property in my family by renting it to vacationers every summer. This is a picture of me at a deep, secret cave nearby the cottage known as "Devil's Den."

Why the Owner Chose Alton Bay, Alton, NH, USA:
This is some of the cleanest lake water around the New England region. The turn-of-the-century house was 16 years old when my Great, Great, Great Grandfather purchased it in 1918. It had an attached farm and a long, sandy beach, making it one of the best locations on the bay. Since then, the farmland has grown into a large pine forest separating you from the highway. The old farm house was transformed into a summer cottage and remains atop a hill overlooking the majestic Alton Bay.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Accommodations include picturesque views from the elevated cottage; Lake Winnipesaukee access for swimming on a 150' long beach; boating docks that can support up to a 30' boat; all equipped with modern appliances, WiFi, and a new bathroom to make your stay convenient and comfortable.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Sunrise at the Cottage on the Bay! (South dockside)

    Sunrise at the Cottage on the Bay! (South dockside)

  • North Dock and Beach

    North Dock and Beach

  • Parking. There is a raised fire pit off behind that tree on the left

    Parking. There is a raised fire pit off behind that tree on the left

  • Great view of the large sand bar in front of the house, great for snorkeling!

    Great view of the large sand bar in front of the house, great for snorkeling!

  • Porch with plenty of seating, lots of good times will be had here!

    Porch with plenty of seating, lots of good times will be had here!

  • Living Room with fireplace

    Living Room with fireplace

  • Dining Area, and Living Room from Kitchen

    Dining Area, and Living Room from Kitchen

  • Brand-New roomy shower

    Brand-New roomy shower

  • First Floor Bedroom

    First Floor Bedroom

  • Upstairs N. Bedroom, overlooks lake, bright in morning. Now has a Queen bed

    Upstairs N. Bedroom, overlooks lake, bright in morning. Now has a Queen bed

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • First Floor Layout, this is from before the bathroom renovation.

    First Floor Layout, this is from before the bathroom renovation.

  • The view from the porch steps.

    The view from the porch steps.

  • 150+ feet of beach! Sand-Bar Extends 150' from shore!

    150+ feet of beach! Sand-Bar Extends 150' from shore!

  • Taken from the canoe available onsite!

    Taken from the canoe available onsite!

  • Large, wrap-around screened-in porch

    Large, wrap-around screened-in porch

  • Living Room, Entertainment center with tons of streaming options!

    Living Room, Entertainment center with tons of streaming options!

  • Kitchen


  • Brand new bathroom installed in 2015 with large shower and washer

    Brand new bathroom installed in 2015 with large shower and washer

  • Bathroom Rebuilt in 2015!

    Bathroom Rebuilt in 2015!

  • First Floor Bedroom (2 twins)

    First Floor Bedroom (2 twins)

  • Upstairs S. Bedroom, overlooks lake, bright in morning.

    Upstairs S. Bedroom, overlooks lake, bright in morning.

  • Master Bedroom, overlooks back woods.

    Master Bedroom, overlooks back woods.

  • Second Floor Layout

    Second Floor Layout

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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